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What Happened on April 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team collides with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.
2017 U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage US-Russia ties.
2012 Azawad declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.
2011 In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves.
2010 Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
2009 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
2008 The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists.
2005 Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
2004 Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
1998 Nuclear weapons testing: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
1998 Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.
1994 The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
1992 The Bosnian War begins.
1984 Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
1979 Student protests break out in Nepal.
1974 The Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", launching their international career.
1973 Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
1973 The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
1972 Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
1970 Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
1968 In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
1968 Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after.
1965 Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
1957 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
1947 The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
1945 World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
1945 World War II: The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
1941 World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
1936 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
1930 At the end of the Salt March, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."
1929 Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
1926 Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
1917 World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
1911 During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg).
1909 Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first people to reach the North Pole; Peary's claim has been disputed because of failings in his navigational ability.
1896 In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I.
1895 Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London, after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
1893 Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
1888 Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
1869 Celluloid is patented.
1866 The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
1865 American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor's Creek: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights and loses its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign.
1862 American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins: In Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
1861 First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
1860 The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, later renamed Community of Christ, is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois.
1841 U.S. President John Tyler is sworn in, two days after having become President upon William Henry Harrison's death.
1830 Church of Christ, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York.
1814 Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration; anniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba.
1812 British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
1808 John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.
1793 During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
1782 King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) establishes the Chakri dynasty.
1776 American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
1712 The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.
1652 At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
1580 One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
1453 Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
1385 John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
1327 The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
1320 The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
1250 Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
1199 King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
402 Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
46 BC Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
Famous People Born on April 6

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Year Name
1973 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
1886 Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, Indian ruler (d. 1967)
1892 Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (d. 1981)
1967 Jonathan Firth, English actor
1942 Anita Pallenberg, Italian-English model, actress, and fashion designer (d. 2017)
1962 Iris Häussler, German sculptor and academic
1953 Christopher Franke, German-American drummer and songwriter
1917 Leonora Carrington, English-Mexican painter and author (d. 2011)
1992 Ken, South Korean singer
1961 Peter Jackson, English footballer and manager
Famous People Deaths On April 6

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Date Name
1927 Florence Earle Coates, American poet (b. 1850)
1970 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
2006 Stefanos Stratigos, Greek actor and director (b. 1926)
1707 Willem van de Velde the Younger, Dutch-English painter (b. 1633)
1883 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (b. 1801)
1655 David Blondel, French minister, historian, and scholar (b. 1591)
1950 Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (b. 1882)
1231 William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
1362 James I, count of La Marche (b. 1319)
2003 David Bloom, American journalist (b. 1963)